Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly in the No.20 BitNile Chevrolet had a very lucky escape on the opening lap of the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg presented by RP Funding on Sunday.

Daly, who started the 100 lap race from 24th place managed to just about avoid the carnage at Turn 3 on the opening lap of the race.

The Noblesville native came home in 14th place and speaking following the action he said:

The race was playing out how we wanted. We got really lucky to avoid that first crash, which was one of the craziest things I have ever seen in my life. I felt strong, running with Rinus (VeeKay) and Josef (Newgarden). Then we just got taken out by Kyle Kirkwood. It was such a shame to get spun like that, but we hung on and kept fighting. The BITNILE.COM Chevrolet had good pace all day. On to the next one


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